Earlier in his life George Washington served as the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He later became the first president of the United States of America and was considered one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He later drafted the United States Constitution and has been known ever since as the “father of the country”
George Washington Good Quote
The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference – they deserve a place of honor with all that’s good.
We are persuaded that good Christians will always be good citizens and that where righteousness prevails among individuals the Nation will be great and happy. Thus while just government protects all in their religious rights true religion affords to government its surest support.
I have no other view than to promote the public good and am unambitious of honors not founded in the approbation of my Country.
George Washington Quotes about Government, War, Freedom, Patriotism, and Power
George Washington Government Quote
Government is not reason it is not eloquent it is force. Like fire it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.
The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments.
Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.
The basis of our political system is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government.
Mankind when left to themselves are unfit for their own government.
It may be laid down as a primary position and the basis of our system that every Citizen who enjoys the protection of a Free Government owes not only a proportion of his property but even of his personal services to the defense of it.
The administration of justice is the firmest pillar of government.
I think the country’s getting disgusted with Washington partly because of the decline of civility in government.
George Washington War Quote
My first wish is to see this plague of mankind war banished from the earth.
War – An act of violence whose object is to constrain the enemy to accomplish our will
George Washington Freedom Quote
If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led like sheep to the slaughter.
George Washington Patriotism Quote
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
George Washington Power Quote
Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.
The constitution vests the power of declaring war in Congress therefore no offensive expedition of importance can be undertaken until after they shall have deliberated upon the subject and authorized such a measure.
George Washington Quotes on Faith, God and Peace
George Washington Faith Quote
Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.
George Washington God Quote
It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.
Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair the rest is in the hands of God.
George Washington Peace Quote
If we desire to avoid insult we must be able to repel it if we desire to secure peace one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity it must be known that we are at all times ready for War.
To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.
George Washington Quotes on Happiness, Friendship, Hope, Jealousy, and Loneliness
George Washington Happiness Quote
Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.
George Washington Friendship Quote
Be courteous to all but intimate with few and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
True friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
George Washington Hope Quote
I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles the character of an honest man.
George Washington Jealousy Quote
It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it.
George Washington Loneliness Quote
Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for it is better to be alone than in bad company.
It is far better to be alone than to be in bad company.
George Washington Experience Quote
Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.
Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.
We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience.
There can be no greater error than to expect or calculate upon real favors from nation to nation. It is an illusion which experience must cure which a just pride ought to discard.
George Washington Men Quote
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves.